Friday, February 24, 2012

Not Losing the Lesson When You Lose a Childhood Treasure

Two days ago I was unfortunate enough to lose a childhood treasure of mine.  It was a wooden yoyo I had since I was fifteen that I got in Philadelphia in a sort of recreation of an old colonial town and it had great sentimental value to me.  Today though I wrote some haiku which teach of the nature of impermanence and I felt a lot better.
Jack's mother meanwhile, after struggling with cancer, actually seems to be doing a lot better.  I have heard from Jack that she had it twice before now, so she already has experience in surviving cancer.  Not all can say that.  What comes, come and and that is when we will have to deal with it.


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